Ipswich residents to get fit and healthy
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing
Young Sanctuary residents from across Ipswich are set to get fit and healthy and improve their sporting skills at free coaching sessions in their local community.
Organised by Sanctuary Housing in partnership with Ipswich Town Football Club (ITFC) Charitable Trust, the coaching forms part of Sanctuary’s national Football and Fitness Project involving ten similar partnerships with football league clubs across the UK.
The Ipswich training sessions, run by fully qualified coaches, are open to young Sanctuary residents, male or female, aged 16-24 from across the community and kicked-off last week. The free sessions are taking place at the club’s Portman Road training facility from 3 – 4.30pm on Fridays and will run for nine weeks.
The exciting programme will give participants the opportunity to develop their talents across a variety of sports including football, tennis and handball, improve physical health and wellbeing, increase their confidence and self esteem, and allow them to interact and engage with other members of the local community in a positive way.
The sessions will also allow the young people to work towards gaining recognised qualifications and access potential employment opportunities.
Emma Keegan, Sanctuary’s Head of Housing Operations for the East, said: “Sport and physical activity programmes provide the ideal platform for personal and social development in young people, so we are pleased to be bringing them sport and fitness through our partnership with ITFC Charitable Trust.
“With over 200 youngsters across the country already benefiting from the programme, we would encourage young Ipswich residents to take advantage of this exciting opportunity and come along with their friends to join in the fun.”